DEAL DONE: Harlequins confirm the re-signing of former star - Ruck

DEAL DONE: Harlequins confirm the re-signing of former star

Harlequins have re-signed lock Charlie Matthews.

The 31-year-old returns to Twickenham having first emerged in the Gallagher Premiership as a Harlequins Academy graduate.

The second row amassed 163 appearances in the Famous Quarters between 2009 and 2018, earning 109 starts before moving to Premiership rivals Wasps ahead of the 2018/19 season and subsequently spending two years in Japan with the Kamaishi Seawaves.

Having also played in the Champions Cup on 27 occasions for Quins and Wasps, Matthews provides further depth to the squad’s second row options this season.

The 6ft7’ forward has won England Saxons honours after also representing his country at age-group level.

Excited to return to the place his career began, Matthews said: “I’m delighted to re-sign with Harlequins. This is the place my career first started and I’m looking forward to coming home to The Stoop.

“I’ve had a great experience in Japan and feel recharged and ready to play in the top flight of English and European rugby again.

“I was proud to represent Quins on over 150 occasions and make some fantastic memories. I can’t wait to add many more.”